Adopted

Hi everyone, my name is Milly

I was surrendered to Lort Smith after being hit by a car and suffering a severe pelvic fracture. This resulted in surgery and having my tail amputated.

I have spent time in foster care rehabilitating and now I am progressing very well. I still have a slightly abnormal gait and some nerve damage. However, as my muscle tone improves I am able to play and jump around – almost like my old self.

It’s essential I am kept indoors only to keep me safe. And it’s important that I live with no other animals or small children as they make me very distressed.

My new adopters must be experienced in reading cat behaviour as I have a super sweet side AND a feisty side! But who could blame me with everything I have been through…

Please contact the Adoption Hub to find out more about me and if you think I could fit into your life!

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Adopting an animal

Adopting an animal is a rewarding experience that will last a lifetime. But before you adopt a pet please take some time to consider the commitment you are about to make. Sometimes the excitement of pet ownership can overshadow factors that should be considered before adoption.

Adopting a shelter pet is a lifelong decision that will have a major impact to your normal, everyday life. Please remember that a cat or dog can live for up to 20 years and they will rely only on you for their wellbeing for their entire life.

  • Do I have time to exercise the dog every day?
  • Do I have time for puppy pre-school and time to socialise a puppy?
  • Do I have at least an hour every day to spend with my cat?
  • Do I have time for obedience training?
  • If renting, does the landlord permit pets?
  • Is the backyard big enough and is the fencing secure?
  • Does the whole family want a pet?
  • Will the pet be allowed inside?
  • Will I have to move interstate or overseas in the foreseeable future?
  • Will I have to move to another rental property where the landlord may not allow pets.

Pets are a lifelong monetary commitment, you will need to factor in:

  • Weekly animal food bills and necessities
  • Yearly council registration
  • Monthly medications like heart worm/intestinal worm and flea treatments
  • Annual vet visits for vaccinations and check ups
  • Unexpected vet bills due to accidents or medical conditions
  • Ongoing grooming
  • Boarding fees for human holidays
  • Enrichment like training, toys etc